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Food Scene
Try the Sherpa Stew or the Korma. So good! Vegetarian and Vegan friendly! Go for lunch to get the best deal.
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Sherpa Restaurant
825 Walnut Street
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Try the Sherpa Stew or the Korma. So good! Vegetarian and Vegan friendly! Go for lunch to get the best deal.
Amazing food, works well with dietary needs and allergies, and a great atmosphere. There also have a good happy hour from 3-6 and a late night happy hour from 9-close*. Happy hour times are subject to change, so please double check with them to confirm these times.
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Next Door | Boulder
1035 Pearl Street
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Amazing food, works well with dietary needs and allergies, and a great atmosphere. There also have a good happy hour from 3-6 and a late night happy hour from 9-close*. Happy hour times are subject to change, so please double check with them to confirm these times.
Vegetarian restaurant with amazing food!
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Leaf
2010 16th Street
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Vegetarian restaurant with amazing food!
Vegan & Plant-Based Restaurant with good pricing and a large selection of food items!
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Native Foods Cafe
1675 29th Street
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Vegan & Plant-Based Restaurant with good pricing and a large selection of food items!
Great sushi deals, with happy hours on food and drinks. Good quality. They also have a full bar.
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Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar
1117 Pearl Street
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Great sushi deals, with happy hours on food and drinks. Good quality. They also have a full bar.
Coffee house with a variety of food options for breakfast, snack, dessert, etc. Good coffee, and a great atmosphere for work.
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The Cup Espresso Cafe
1521 Pearl Street
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Coffee house with a variety of food options for breakfast, snack, dessert, etc. Good coffee, and a great atmosphere for work.
A local coffee shop offering a variety of coffee and tea. They don't always sell food here for some reason, and their pricing and quality is not the best, but it is the closest coffee shop within walking distance from the house. My boyfriend likes their coffee and he is a coffee snob, but boulder does have a lot of coffee options that I think are better.
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Vic's Again
3305 30th Street
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A local coffee shop offering a variety of coffee and tea. They don't always sell food here for some reason, and their pricing and quality is not the best, but it is the closest coffee shop within walking distance from the house. My boyfriend likes their coffee and he is a coffee snob, but boulder does have a lot of coffee options that I think are better.
Steak and seafood restaurant. $$
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The Boulder Cork
3295 30th Street
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Steak and seafood restaurant. $$
A coffee house with live music almost every night of the week. This is our favorite place to visit during the week as we always see a good show. Check their website to see if there is something that interests you while you are in town. They have a beer and wine list. During the day its a good place to work with a good selection of coffee and tea and food options.
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The Laughing Goat
1709 Pearl Street
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A coffee house with live music almost every night of the week. This is our favorite place to visit during the week as we always see a good show. Check their website to see if there is something that interests you while you are in town. They have a beer and wine list. During the day its a good place to work with a good selection of coffee and tea and food options.
This tea house is something you MUST visit while in town. The tea house was originally designed and built in Dushanbe, Tajikistan and then given as a gift to America, where it was rebuilt right here in Boulder, CO. You can't get more authentic than that. It's absolutely beautiful with intricate designs in structure and artwork. They also have an amazing selection of tea, tea cocktails, and homemade chai. While they serve food, I wouldn't recommend it as it is usually sub par and over priced.
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The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
1770 13th Street
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This tea house is something you MUST visit while in town. The tea house was originally designed and built in Dushanbe, Tajikistan and then given as a gift to America, where it was rebuilt right here in Boulder, CO. You can't get more authentic than that. It's absolutely beautiful with intricate designs in structure and artwork. They also have an amazing selection of tea, tea cocktails, and homemade chai. While they serve food, I wouldn't recommend it as it is usually sub par and over priced.
Located off the Boulder Creek, browse through the booths of local farmers, breweries, wineries, and food! Every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning.
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Boulder Farmers Market
13th Street
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Located off the Boulder Creek, browse through the booths of local farmers, breweries, wineries, and food! Every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning.
Drinks & Nightlife
This place is a restaurant, a bar, and a nightclub all in one! I generally go here for their amazing selection of margaritas. They have a huge variety of rotating flavors like lavendar, peach, habanero, etc. Their happy hour pricing is incredible, especially for the quality. Then, at night, the place transforms into a nightclub on the weekends and typically has a DJ.
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Tahona Tequila Bistro
1035 Pearl Street
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This place is a restaurant, a bar, and a nightclub all in one! I generally go here for their amazing selection of margaritas. They have a huge variety of rotating flavors like lavendar, peach, habanero, etc. Their happy hour pricing is incredible, especially for the quality. Then, at night, the place transforms into a nightclub on the weekends and typically has a DJ.
The views! This is one of the best views of the mountains in Boulder. They have the slogan "from garden to glass" because they use fresh herbs in some of their cocktails, like mojitos and moscow mules (among others). They also have a good selection of infused liquors.
Boulder House
1109 Walnut St
The views! This is one of the best views of the mountains in Boulder. They have the slogan "from garden to glass" because they use fresh herbs in some of their cocktails, like mojitos and moscow mules (among others). They also have a good selection of infused liquors.
Local brewery with amazing beer. Dog friendly.
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Upslope Brewing Company
1501 Lee Hill Drive
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Local brewery with amazing beer. Dog friendly.
Local brewery with a good selection of beer, live music, and dog friendly.
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Sanitas Brewing Co.
3550 Frontier Avenue
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Local brewery with a good selection of beer, live music, and dog friendly.
Boulder's 1st Brewery! They offer good beer and a full menu, along with an awesome dog friendly patio.
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Boulder Beer Company
2880 Wilderness Place
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Boulder's 1st Brewery! They offer good beer and a full menu, along with an awesome dog friendly patio.
Great beer, great food, and good atmosphere. One of the top breweries in boulder that is not as well known as the others.
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FATE Brewing Company
1600 38th Street
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Great beer, great food, and good atmosphere. One of the top breweries in boulder that is not as well known as the others.
Want to be able to sample every single beer on tap? For free? Then go to Mountain Sun right now! :) Amazing prices, good beer, great value.
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Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
1535 Pearl Street
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Want to be able to sample every single beer on tap? For free? Then go to Mountain Sun right now! :) Amazing prices, good beer, great value.
Live music on occasion, and great drinks.
Vapor Distillery
5311 Western Ave
Live music on occasion, and great drinks.
Looking for beer served in traditional steins or even boots? Yeah that is right here in boulder. Go into the back room for live music and some dancing on the weekends! They also have a full bar if you dont want beer.
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Bohemian Biergarten
2017 13th Street
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Looking for beer served in traditional steins or even boots? Yeah that is right here in boulder. Go into the back room for live music and some dancing on the weekends! They also have a full bar if you dont want beer.
Prohibition-style cocktail bar under iconic Hotel Boulderado. They regularly have live music, and the atmosphere is amazing. One of my favorite bars in Boulder!
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License No. 1
2115 13th Street
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Prohibition-style cocktail bar under iconic Hotel Boulderado. They regularly have live music, and the atmosphere is amazing. One of my favorite bars in Boulder!
Underground bar with an endless number of arcade games, and even two ping pong tables!
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Press Play Bar LP
1005 Pearl Street
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Underground bar with an endless number of arcade games, and even two ping pong tables!
Pool tables, darts, and strong drinks. What more do I need to say?
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Pearl Street Pub & Cellar
1108 Pearl Street
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Pool tables, darts, and strong drinks. What more do I need to say?
This is not your average Irish pub. Its as authentic as you can get! With most of the decor shipped over straight from Ireland, and the staff friendly and charming. This bar is regularly considered the "Cheers" of Boulder, where everyone knows your name. A local gem that you have to visit. Drink prices are also amazing.
Conor O'Neill's
1922 13th Street
This is not your average Irish pub. Its as authentic as you can get! With most of the decor shipped over straight from Ireland, and the staff friendly and charming. This bar is regularly considered the "Cheers" of Boulder, where everyone knows your name. A local gem that you have to visit. Drink prices are also amazing.
Parks & Nature
Amazing views, and great hike. This trail is known as the "stair stepper", and is considered a "moderate" hike. It takes about an hour to reach the top, at a decent pace, and the view is worth the hike. You don't need to go to the very top for the views though, and even just 20 minutes in you can stop for a breathtaking scenery!
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Mount Sanitas Trail
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Amazing views, and great hike. This trail is known as the "stair stepper", and is considered a "moderate" hike. It takes about an hour to reach the top, at a decent pace, and the view is worth the hike. You don't need to go to the very top for the views though, and even just 20 minutes in you can stop for a breathtaking scenery!
There are multiple trails at this park that can accommodate any fitness level. The best trails here, in my opinion, are the Royal Arch Trail, and Flatirons 1 & 2. Both have incredible views, and are a moderate to difficult hike.
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Chautauqua Park
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There are multiple trails at this park that can accommodate any fitness level. The best trails here, in my opinion, are the Royal Arch Trail, and Flatirons 1 & 2. Both have incredible views, and are a moderate to difficult hike.
This park is directly across the street from our home. It has a couple picnic tables if you want to have a picnic in the park and also has an off leash park in the back for dogs.
Howard Heuston Park
3200 34th Street
This park is directly across the street from our home. It has a couple picnic tables if you want to have a picnic in the park and also has an off leash park in the back for dogs.
Shopping
The pearl street mall is an outdoor mall in the heart of the city. It is one of the most iconic parts of boulder. It has shopping, restaurants, and activities suitable for all ages. It's even fun just to walk down the streets of the mall and see street performers, beautiful buildings, and the beautiful view of the mountains. The mall regularly has live music in the summer or other the occasional event (like fall fest, lighting display for Christmas, and more).
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Pearl Street Mall
1942 Pearl Street
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The pearl street mall is an outdoor mall in the heart of the city. It is one of the most iconic parts of boulder. It has shopping, restaurants, and activities suitable for all ages. It's even fun just to walk down the streets of the mall and see street performers, beautiful buildings, and the beautiful view of the mountains. The mall regularly has live music in the summer or other the occasional event (like fall fest, lighting display for Christmas, and more).
Essentials
Organic produce and conscious shopping. This is my favorite grocery store where you can buy products that you know are good for you and for your family.
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Natural Grocers
2685 Pearl Street
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Organic produce and conscious shopping. This is my favorite grocery store where you can buy products that you know are good for you and for your family.
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Whole Foods Market
2905 Pearl Street
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Getting Around
BOLT Bus Stop that can take you to downtown boulder.
Hwy 119 & 34th St
BOLT Bus Stop that can take you to downtown boulder.
The 208F bus picks up here and can take you to downtown boulder.
Valmont Rd & 34th St
The 208F bus picks up here and can take you to downtown boulder.
Main bus station in boulder that accesses all of the bus lines. This can take you back to the house and can also take you to and from the airport for $9!
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Downtown Boulder Station (Ar)
1800 14th Street
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Main bus station in boulder that accesses all of the bus lines. This can take you back to the house and can also take you to and from the airport for $9!
Entertainment & Activities
Have you ever done an escape room? Test your analytic skills to solve your way out of one of their escape rooms in an hour!
Enigma Escape Rooms
1426 Pearl Street
Have you ever done an escape room? Test your analytic skills to solve your way out of one of their escape rooms in an hour!
If you want to catch a movie while your in town or for a rainy day. They also have half price tickets on Tuesdays.
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Century Theatre
1700 29th Street
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If you want to catch a movie while your in town or for a rainy day. They also have half price tickets on Tuesdays.